advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 18, 2016 03:59AM
A bill that’s currently making its way through the New York state assembly would require smartphone manufacturers to build in the ability for law enforcement to decrypt or unlock phones on demand.

The bill requires that “any smartphone manufactured on or after January 1, 2016, and sold or leased in New York, shall be capable of being decrypted and unlocked by its manufacturer or its operating system provider.”


CA emissions cars and NY encryption phones?

[thenextweb.com]






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 18, 2016 05:18AM
A lot of bills surface and make ripples, most never get signed into law.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: January 18, 2016 06:01AM
What is to stop buyers from buying a device outside NY state? Or using 3rd party encryption?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption
Posted by: MacJeepster
Date: January 18, 2016 06:31AM
Quote
RgrF
A lot of bills surface and make ripples, most never get signed into law.
...especially in New York. The Senate and Assembly are just (expensive) window dressing. Everything is decided by our infamous "Three Men in a Room."
From time to time one the Three Men is arrested for taking bribes or demanding kickbacks, but he's quickly replaced and our corrupt state government doesn't miss a beat.
Don't worry about this state giving law enforcement access to our phones. Perhaps the only good thing about being governed by criminals is they are the last people who would want that.



-mj
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption
Posted by: bobinmurphy
Date: January 18, 2016 07:31AM
Quote
macphanatic
What is to stop buyers from buying a device outside NY state? Or using 3rd party encryption?

Or what happens when hackers crack these back doors and steal all your info? Who is responsible? The Government for mandating the back doors? Or the manufacturers for implementing them? This whole argument for back doors is a knee-jerk reaction from a Government unwilling to face the real threats we're facing in the world today.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 18, 2016 09:25AM
Quote
RAMd®d
The bill requires that “any smartphone manufactured on or after January 1, 2016, and sold or leased in New York, shall be capable of being decrypted and unlocked by its manufacturer or its operating system provider.”

I wish them luck with the retroactive deadline.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption
Posted by: freeradical
Date: January 18, 2016 09:36AM
Wouldn't the interstate commerce clause make this unconstitutional?
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 18, 2016 09:42AM
State legislators trolling for votes seldom hamper themselves with ethical, moral or legal considerations.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption
Posted by: billb
Date: January 18, 2016 10:07AM
Quote
GGD
Quote
RAMd®d
The bill requires that “any smartphone manufactured on or after January 1, 2016, and sold or leased in New York, shall be capable of being decrypted and unlocked by its manufacturer or its operating system provider.”

I wish them luck with the retroactive deadline.


Hey, no reading what's in the bill until it is passed !!



The Phorum Wall keeps us safe from illegal characters and words
The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is the knowledge of one's own ignorance. -Benjamin Franklin
BOYCOTT YOPLAIT [www.noyoplait.com]
[soundcloud.com]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: January 18, 2016 11:46AM
Probably not the case, bill. Unlike your representatives, most NYS legislators can read.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 18, 2016 09:00PM
I wish them luck with the retroactive deadline.

I have thought about that when before I posted, but when ahead anyway.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: New York state considers bill mandating backdoors in smartphone encryption
Posted by: RE:up
Date: January 18, 2016 10:26PM
Quote
Steve G.
Probably not the case, bill. Unlike your representatives, most NYS legislators can read.

Can and do, the same are not.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 198
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020